James Bond is old. You may not have been able to tell the franchise’s age when watching the more modern iterations of the series that feature a dapper Daniel Craig tackling all of the world’s problems with his disastrously overpowered smart phone, but, in fact, the charming collection of Euro-centric spy films now sits at the ripe old age of 50. In honor of the occasion, Activision has announced their plans to commemorate the icon of both the film and video game industry with 007 Legends, a romp for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 that spans the many years of gadgets, guns, and girls that Bond is so notorious for.
007 Legends sports six of the most classic James Bond films of all time brought together under a singular, unified story. All of the intrigue brought about by Bond’s vast array of weaponry, deep line of luxury vehicles, scenic locales, ham-handed villains, stunning seductresses, and, of course, impossible collection of gadgets is preserved in this homage to cinematic lore as the game works its way to the finale in Skyfall, the latest in the Daniel Craig saga set to hit theaters later this year.
When the credits roll on the Skyfall portion of 007 Legends, the game is not yet complete as M16 Ops Missions give players further chances to take a trip down memory lane as James Bond, his partners, or a selection of his greatest nemeses. This set of missions, having debuted in last year’s GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, confronts the user with a variety of challenges that can include anything from all-out warfare to the subtle science of stealth. Achievement in this mode can even result in high placement upon the game’s leader board, a feature that aggregates scores from the entirety of the Playstation Network and Xbox Live community.
Multiplayer, too, makes its expected return in 007 Legends with an allotment of four player split screen and competitive online modes. Players can expect to see an assortment of characters, locations, and weapons from the now 50 year legacy of James Bond as they partake in this ancient ritual of beating the ever-loving spit out of their closest friends and companions.
007 Legends, much like its counterpart in Skyfall, is expected to launch this fall for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.